In a few days, we will arrive. December 21 is the Winter Solstice. After this date, the sun appears more often, brighter and warmer. At least that is our point of view . . . longer days to enjoy the out-of-doors, and more time to ride our trikes!
We have a request. If you have asked for, paid for, or even lusted for a trike from Catrike, please contact us. Everything is in flux, it seems, and we have some trikes postponed and some coming earlier than expected, so let us hear from you!
If you want to test a Catrike, please call and set up an appointment. We will be around most of the holidays. We even have a new Greenspeed Magnum XL if your St. Nick needs a cool sleigh to ride this Christmas! There are STILL a few recumbent bikes on the floor, for your upright bike rider friends who are tired of the pain and want a faster, safer ride!
We are busy (finally!) putting trikes together, so please call for an appointment anytime. We are limiting repairs to trikes we have sold to concentrate on assembly. We hope you understand.
Yes, these days have become shorter and sometimes gloomy. Sure, one can focus on that . . . or one can choose to see a cooperative future for humanity. It’s a race, to be sure, and victory can be elusive and short-lived. Let’s make this Solstice a turning point toward a brighter future, together!
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LLT Ride this Saturday!
Looks like the weather will be perfect on the Longleaf Trace this Saturday, May 29th at 10:00 AM! That is when we will launch, so plan to be at the Hattiesburg Gateway at USM under the water tower a bit early. It will be great to see everyone at the launch! Plans are to ride toward Sumrall (or further), and return to the Southern Prohibition Brewery in downtown Hattiesburg to top off our tanks! Hope everyone will join us!
The RideSouth shop will be closed Saturday for the event. We will also be closed on Monday.
RideSouth . . . The Way to Ride!!
Ride Event: May 29th LLT
We are planning to ride the Longleaf Trace (LLT) on Saturday, May 29th. Launch time is 10:00 AM from the Hattiesburg Gateway. The ride is self-supported and will continue west on the Trace as long as we have time and energy! If conditions allow, we will finish at the Southern Prohibition Brewery after we return to Hattiesburg to top off our tanks! The entire trail is 41 miles, one direction. Your milage may vary!
Inventory at RideSouth has drastically changed lately! We are down to just a few trikes. Resupply will not begin until the FALL! So, we are soliciting everyone who purchased trikes from us to consider allowing us to BUY BACK your neglected RideSouth purchased trike, and find it a new home! Of course, we want you to dust it off and ride with us on the ride in two weeks, but if that is not in the cards, please call and arrange an appointment at the shop to evaluate your trike. We are not accepting two wheeled bikes, recumbent or not. There are four used recumbent bikes on our floor that are excellent buys!
The eCat trikes from Catrike have been a big hit! Our supply is totally depleted except for one demo that we will keep on hand! We still have two eKits left to modify your existing Catrike. Resupply of eCats will not happen until next February, Catrike tells us! We are talking with other suppliers, so if you have a wish, now is the time to make it known to us!
We still have some kayak gear on sale for half price, in addition to many kayak and bike racks we are letting go cheap! Due to the low inventory, we are still working by appointment. Outside service is still limited as well. Of course, we will service your RideSouth purchased bike anytime, but please call first.
Hope to see everyone on May 29th at the Longleaf Trace in Hattiesburg!
RideSouth . . . The Way to Ride!
We are selling all the eCats we can get from Catrike! We only have a few left on the floor. Please get your order in now for deliveries within 10 months! You read that right! Other Catrikes will come a little sooner. We have eKits ordered. An eKit is an electric assist that can be added to your current Catrike. There are two kits not spoken for in our order of last August! Let us know if you are interested soon!
We have other trikes on the floor from Greenspeed, HP Velotechnik, AZUB, Hase and Terratrike. There are also four used recumbent bikes on sale from Bacchetta and RANS! Prices are as low as $800! Take advantage of these deals now!
We have curtailed our outside repair service for now. Of course we will service your RideSouth purchased bike anytime! We are working on ride events in the very near future.
Remember, next Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day! Please do something special for Mother Earth . . . every day!
We are planning a Welcome Ride on Saturday, March 27, 2021 on the Longleaf Trace. We understand the trail is open most all the way to Carson, where they are working on a bridge. Please plan to be at the Hattiesburg Gateway by 9:30 AM for a 10:00 sharp launch. We plan to ride at least to Sumrall and back, but your mileage may vary! There are usually riders of all abilities, so EVERYONE is welcome!
We have no firm plans to go downtown after the ride, but you are welcome to cruise Hattiesburg or USM to enjoy the day! If you are interested in doing more than riding to Sumrall and back, please let us know and we will help to organize the route. We welcome all of our customers and friends, no matter what you ride! We will be riding our trikes for the first time in months and are looking forward to the outing!
RideSouth is gearing up for a giant CLEARANCE SALE on most accessories, display racks, and other items! We still have four, two-wheeled recumbent bikes in the store if you know of someone who still rides on only two wheels! We have kayak racks and accessories on sale as well! We will publish the SALE as soon as we have time to organize and price items, so stay tuned!
There is no charge for the Welcome Ride on the 27th, so we hope to see all of you on the fabulous LongLeaf Trace Saturday morning!
RideSouth . . . The way to Ride!!
We are starting to get in the awesome Catrike eCats we ordered last August! Call us to check stock and expected delivery. There is nothing like having assist available to climb that hill or keep up with the pack! We have a couple on the floor for you to try out!
Rudy Rack bicycle and trike display racks. An extensive collection of 1,2 and 3 tiered racks perfect for trikes and bicycles. All are black metal and in perfect condition to display up to 75 bikes or 46 trikes. Most can be modified for trikes or bikes.
Wall-supported stands for 20 bicycles. Stands can be easily joined for free-standing display or storage stands. Heavy duty steel construction.
Free-standing Talic kayak racks for 15 kayaks and wall mounted racks for 6 more kayaks. Floor stands for 10 more kayaks.
Kayak accessories for Hobie and other brand kayaks. All are 50% off. Includes cradles, trampolines, roof racks and numerous other items.
Vintage recumbent bicycles from RANS and Bacchetta in excellent condition. RANS Rifle XL frame set and RANS V3 Titanium frame with USS modification.
Bicycle carrying case with rollers.
All items must be picked up at our shop. Most racks are assembled and ready for use. Some are in storage. Generally speaking, items are 40%-50% off list price. Call 601 992-2490 for details.
BentLovers and Friends
RideSouth wishes all of our customers and friends happiness and health for the upcoming holidays! Lane & I are avoiding travel and gatherings to try and stay free of the virus. We hope you are, too! We continue to work by appointment at the shop and our inventory is shrinking. We have Catrikes and eCatrikes on the floor ready for sale! For those who have already ordered, we expect our shipment of eKits to arrive in late Janurary. There are still models from Greenspeed, Ice, AZUB, HP Velotechnik, Hase and Terratrike looking for a home . . . at bargan prices!
We have some great news for Old Fannin Road cyclists! Today, Rankin County will finish a thorough cleaning of both bike lanes on this road!! The county is sweeping with their sweeper and then picking up debris . . . by hand! They are hauling it off to fill in a landfill somewhere, we imagine! This has not been done since this road was built! Bill Greenleaf and I personally inspected the work and thanked the County official on the job. It is very clean!!
In other news, we are sorry to hear of the passing of John Schlitter’s wife, Jacquie. John supported RideSouth for many years and we know this is difficult for him. We wish him and their family healing and safety during these difficult times.
None of us know the future. We can only expect the best and plan for the worst. We sincerely hope your future is full of hope and goodness in the new year, and years to come!
Keep Your Distance Ride: Ride Report
Our first event since Spring turned out great! The weather was nice and everyone attending seemed to have fun! We launched promptly at 10:00 AM, as advertised, and quickly out ran a light rain shower in Hattiesburg. Lane showed off a bit by leading the pack for a while on the new Catrike eCat, and we all made good time to Sumrall. Most turned around, but David kept going towards Prentiss on his tricked out Greenspeed Aero prototype. Seems we were no match for him and he went looking for some action! Way to go, David!
The sun and 76 degree November temperatures was a welcome combination for all riders. It was great to see so many trikes on the trace! Awesome lights were highly visible everywhere! We were back in Hattiesburg well before 2:00 PM, where we offered rides on the eCat for interested folks. We think this will be a popular option for many and it is now Lane’s favorite bike! We hope all who made the ride enjoyed the event. As a few folks missed us this time, we will entertain the idea of doing this again in December if you are interested! Please let us know!
RideSouth . . . The Way to Keep Your Distance!
BentLovers and Friends
Are you ready for November? For many years, November included our Birthday Challenge Ride, always a crowd favorite! This November 7th, we will have our first Keep Your Distance Ride on the Longleaf Trace! We will launch from the Hattiesburg Gateway for the LongLeaf Trace at 10:00 AM sharp on Saturday! Participants can ride toward Sumrall for as long as they wish, and as slow as they wish! The only ask is that you wear a mask when not riding to help contain the virus, please!
We will be showcasing the new eCat from Catrike! If you are interested, see Lane after the ride to test it out! We are excited about this product for many reasons! Also, many of you have reserved the eKit from Catrike to upgrade your own Catrike to electric assist. A great way to improve your distance and speed without purchasing a whole new bike!
If you haven’t already discovered, we are still operating by appointment only for sales at RideSouth. We have limited our service to bikes we have sold, for the most part, to allow time for sales and assembly. We still have a good selection of new and used trikes on the floor and a few two wheeled bikes. Our focus in the future will be trikes only.
We think outings such as the Keep Your Distance Ride will encourage many to safely enjoy cycling on the LongLeaf Trace and keep your legs active yearround, while practicing social distancing. We look forward to seeing your smiling eyes just two weeks from this Saturday in Hattiesburg!!
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